Kanyakumari District Profile



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  • Kanyakumari is the southern most district of Tamil Nadu.
  • The district lies between 77o 15' and 77o 36'   of the eastern longitudes and 8o 03'  and 8o 35'  of the northern Latitudes.
  • The District is bound by Tirunelveli District on the North and the east.
  • The South Eastern boundary is the Gulf of Mannar.
  • Thoothukudi port is just 50 kms away from Kanyakumari.
  • On the South and the South West, the boundaries are the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea.
  • Major Cities are being connected by 4 way lane.
  • On the West and North West it is bound by Kerala.


  • Surrounded by Majestic Hills and the plains bordered by colourful sea-shores, fringed with coconut trees and paddy fields, here and there are few elevated patches of red cliffs with undulating valleys and plains between the mountainous terrain and the sea - coast, so closely interwoven with Temples and Churches and other edifices lies the district, 'Kanyakumari'.
  • The district has a varied topography with sea on three sides and the mountains of the Western Ghats bordering the northern side
  • With an area of 1672 sq.km. it occupies 1.29% of the total extent of Tamil Nadu.

Interesting Facts

  • Kanyakumari shares it names with the town of Kanyakumari which is at the tip of the Indian Peninsula , but the administrative capital is Nagercoil.
  • It ranks first in literacy among other districts in Tamil Nadu.
  • The district is the second most urbanised district in Tamil Nadu — next only to Chennai and ahead of Coimbatore
  • It is the second smallest of the 32 districts of Tamilnadu
  • The district is also known as "The District of Ponds" or "The Lands End.”